By: Jojo Greenzaid
Photos by: Bella Gerard
The Mr. Georgetown pageant may be over, but Walter Kelly’s reign has just begun. We caught up with him outside Healy Hall to play a quick round of 20 Questions – check out his replies below.
I’m in the College, I’m a Senior, Class of 2016, majoring in English and minoring in Film and Media Studies.
- Where are you from?
South Jersey, this town called Linwood. It’s a small working class town, about 10-15 minutes away from Atlantic City.
- Corp coffee or Starbucks?
Neither -Saxby’s! My drink of choice is a medium iced coffee with extra caramel.
- Favorite dorm on campus?
I really liked my sophomore
experience in Reynolds. I lived on the Culture and Performance Floor; it was a group of some of the smartest, artsiest people, which is my cup of tea. I also had a double to myself – I call it a dingle.
- Sweet Green or Chipotle?
Chipotle all the way.
- Tell us about when you got your Georgetown acceptance.
I was actually a transfer student! I used to go to Catholic University. I realized it wasn’t the best fit for me, but I wanted to stay in D.C. My roommate’s best friend went to Georgetown, and I looked around and fell in love with the school. I knew I had to go here.
- What groups are you involved with on campus?
I am heavily involved with the BSA. In the past, I made their logo and I hosted their end of the year gala, The Visions Ball, which was a lot of fun. I’m also involved in the Black Theater Ensemble; I’m the associate producer. I am also a resident at the Black House, where we host dialogues and social events. We cater to the students of color community but everyone is invited to come down.
- Best advice you’ve received at Georgetown?
To work hard and be nice to everyone. It’s helped me so far.
- Otto Porter, Dikembe Mutombo, or Trey Mourning?
When I was a kid I knew Mutombo… He was a tall giant on the court and I was the shortest kid in the class, so I always wanted to be as big as Mutombo.
- Favorite season?
I love the fall – Sweater weather is where it’s at.
- Georgetown Cupcake or Baked & Wired?
Baked and Wired, HANDS DOWN! Baked and Wired just gets me.
- Tell us something people might not know about you.
…I’m addicted to Chapstick. If I don’t have Chapstick in my pocket I’m a different person.
- Do you have a “Mrs. Georgetown”?
- HFSC or LAU2?
Lau 2’s Wi-Fi is disrespectful, so I’m going to have to go with the Healy Family Student Center.
- Favorite Georgetown professor?
Some hearts will be broken after this answer. To name a few, I would say Christine So, Father Kemp, Derek Goldman, and Maya Roth.
- What’s your plan for post-Georgetown life look like?
That’s a good question. I don’t think the office life is for me – I can’t be trapped at a desk nine to five – so I definitely have to do something creative with my life. There’s this social justice side of me and this artsy, filmmaking side of me, so I am still figuring out an intersection between the two. I think it might be documentary and filmmaking. So I am trying to find the cross-section between all of those things – and I think I’m close.
- What’s your typical Wiseys Order?
It was a Burger Madness, no bacon. But once, I forgot that it came with bacon, and I was starving when I ordered it, so I ate it anyway. So now I get it with bacon.
- Favorite secret spot on campus?
There is this secret alleyway between 33rd and Potomac and between N St. and O St. I love walking down it because no one knows about it; you can just be yourself and be with your own thoughts. I definitely practiced my spoken word poem for Mr. Georgetown in that alleyway.
- Sunrise at the monuments or sunset at the waterfront?
Sunrise with a side of mimosas (I’m 21, don’t worry).
- Best part about being Mr. Georgetown:
I feel a lot closer to being Mr. BSA than I do being Mr. Georgetown. I really did it for the members of the BSA, and they were definitely there to support me and I was there representing them. It was definitely a team effort. Now, they feel like they’re winning because of my win, and I feel like they’re winning because of my win: a mutual appreciation. Also, people come up to me and say hi because they now recognize me, so it also gives me a good excuse to talk to students I don’t already know.